Looking back — Dec. 8

December 1962 Twelve students of Tucumcari High School were inducted into the National Honor Society for their outstanding academic record. They were: Nancy Thornberry, Glynda Reilman, Margaret Mundell, Cornelia Martinez, Ricky Hall, Leonard Garcia, Linda Dull, Lita Chavez, Vickie Breen, Dale Blann, Larry Bennett and Richard Reid. Congressman Tom Morris spoke with members of the […]

Volunteers needed for local animal group

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A local animal group is seeking volunteers to find homes for rescued dogs. “Over 50 dogs in need of a second chance have found homes thanks to the efforts of the city’s animal rescue group,” said Christina Fleming, rescue volunteer. Fleming said the City of Tucumcari Volunteer Animal Rescue […]

God provides needed energy

By Leonard Lauriault The term, “juice” has several meanings to me. The most common use refers to the fruit drinks like the orange juice we have for breakfast that energize us for the day. When I was growing up, “juice” also referred to electricity. If someone changed a fuse they might call out to another,“Okay, […]

Spirit of Rattlers needed for ‘The Rattler’ reunion paper

By Lynn Moncus As always, Tucumcari High School alumni and teachers were pleased to receive this year’s copy of “The Rattler.” No doubt, most of us quit whatever we were doing and perused the publication from front to back in order to see what had happened last year and to know what plans are in […]

Advocates sought for children

Special to QCS Volunteers are needed to serve on the Citizen Review Board to provide advocacy and oversight for abused and neglected children who are in the state’s custody, according to a press release from the New Mexico Child Advocacy Network (NMCAN). The board, a project of NMCAN, has over 170 volunteers staffing 34 local […]

Perspective needed on economy

By Tibor Machan

Officials: Accountability top issue

Thomas Garcia Immediate consequences and strict accountability are needed in the fight against underage drinking in eastern New Mexico, say law enforcement officials across eastern New Mexico. “Teenage drinking is a issue that is very close to home,” said Jimmy Glascock, District 9 commander for the New Mexico State Police. District 9 is based out […]

Local reaction: Obama speech inspires

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Chelle Delaney Many people were inspired by the comments of President Barack Obama following the swearing in ceremony. Several said Obama’s speech was what the country needed and what other nations needed to hear. “He called us all to service” and “he said that American was the friend of all men, women and children of […]

Letting your garden soak in the rains

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Thanks for the RAIN! Our thirsty earth has received a much-needed, refreshing soak. As dry as it is, any amount of rain is a blessing. Here are some suggestions on keeping your garden looking it’s best. DeadheadingThis is the removal of fading flowers before they form seed.You can snip […]

Rattlers baseball advances to regionals

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By Thomas Garcia The Rattlers advanced to the regionals after sweeping the Clayton Yellowjackets in doubleheader action Tuesday afternoon at Clayton. “We needed to win the first game of the doubleheader,” said Rattlers Coach Tony Alarcon. “We used up our good pitchers for the first game and if we lost, I’m not sure we would […]